How much does a Design Engineer I make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Design Engineer I in the United States is $34 as of June 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $31 and $37. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Design Engineer I

Design Engineer I contributes to the designs of new products and improvements to existing products. Researches and evaluates products, parts, or processes for cost efficiency and reliability. Being a Design Engineer I analyzes test results and recommends appropriate design changes. Coordinates with other engineering staff to complete projects. Additionally, Design Engineer I requires a bachelor's degree of engineering. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Design Engineer I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be a Design Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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